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Ep 160: The Journey to Practice Ownership, with Dr Angela Hofmann

Episode Details

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In today’s episode of That Vet Life Podcast, Dr Moriah McCauley is joined by Dr Angela Hofmann to discuss her unique journey in becoming a veterinary practice owner. We hear about the negative mentorship experiences she had while still in the early stages of being a veterinarian, and how these influenced her work ethic as a mentor and practice owner.

Dr Angela’s veterinary journey has not been as linear as that of a normal vet student. Before becoming a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine at St. George’s University in 2011, Dr Angela had already graduated with two other degrees from two different fields: her first degree was in English Literature and the second one was in Journalism.

Dr Angela has previously worked as a Veterinarian at Sunset Cliff Animal Clinic Inc, as well as at Thrive Affordable Vet Care. She is currently the practice owner of The Temple Heights Animal Hospital.

Listen in as Dr Angela shares her journey to becoming a veterinary practice owner and how she practices the best work ethic to give valuable mentorship to her externship students and works.

Episode Outline

  • [00:00] Episode Intro
  • [01:29] Dr Angela Hofmann gives us a brief history of her life and how she became a veterinarian.
  • [10:31] We hear why she chose to become a practice owner instead of a practice associate.
  • [14:44] Ad break – Join Thrive
  • [15:53] The episode resumes with Dr Moriah emphasizing the importance of continuous learning even after graduating from vet school.
  • [18:15] Dr Moriah asks Dr Angela if she had a mentor when she decided to go into practice ownership.
  • [23:33] How negative mentorship experiences shape the mentees.
  • [26:40] Dr Angela talks about the things she is willing to do for her mentees.
  • [32:30] Sharing business knowledge and being transparent to mentees and vet students on externships.
  • [35:35] How to connect with Dr Angela Hofmann.
  • [36:50] Dr Moriah McCauley wraps up the episode.

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